Online Class:  

Author's Craft:  

Connecting Reading and Writing

In this course, you will develop an understanding of the connection between reading and writing and gather ideas for implementing meaningful craft writing lessons that help students build skills that transfer naturally into reading. The course texts will help you to develop a better understanding of author’s craft and how to translate that into meaningful writing instruction in your classroom.  In this flexible course, you will explore and implement high-impact, engaging lessons that you can teach in your classroom tomorrow!

For K-8 Teachers

This class is offered for 3, 4 or 5 Quarter Credits.

For 3 Credits you will complete 5 assignments.

For 4 Credits you will complete 7 assignments.

For 5 Credits you will complete 9 assignments.


Choose the text(s) that fits with your grade level, matches your interests, and your credit choice. Review Class Schedule/Assignments before purchasing your text(s).

Required Core Text Options:

Supplemental texts:

Register Anytime!  You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below.  Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card. 

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework. 

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace.  Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!


Option 1:  Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (30 PDUs): $525


Option 2:   3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525

+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690


Option 3:  4 Quarter Credit (80 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $625

+ $220 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $845


Option 4:  5 Quarter Credit (100 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $715

+ $275 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $990

Student Testimonials:

This class went over my expectations as far as letting me have the freedom to make it my own. I could go in the direction that I felt appropriate for my students and I wasn’t stuck doing work that I wouldn’t be using in my classroom. Thank you for allowing me to enrich my writing instruction through the use of reading, and for also enriching my reading instruction through the use of writing. I feel that this course has really enhanced my teaching practice and the hours that I worked on the coursework, will be a huge payout.

This course has been so much more than I expected. I think that after teaching 26 years, it sometimes becomes too routine and I wasn’t taking the time to evaluate my teaching. I was on cruise control, and while there were some great lessons in my wheelhouse, it needed a pep up. I LOVED the concept of writing before reading, as I had always done this the traditional way.

—TINT Student

This course exceeded my expectations! I honestly think it is the most useful literacy book I have ever read and very user friendly. I love the way the Craft Moves chapters are organized and provide you with titles and how to use those titles to teach the various craft moves... I believe my students will gain the confidence and independence they need to take risks in writing and feel passionate about the subject because of this book and this class.

—TINT Student